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and virginia and elsewhere that helps states in a tough time keep teachers, firefighters, and policemen on the job. this is the same john boehner who infamously handed out tobacco company campaign checks to republican members of congress on the floor of the house of representatives a couple years ago and plotted with the wall street lobbyists to block financial reform around the same time democratic party chairman tim kaine was blasting john boehner, john boehner, john boehner in philadelphia, democratic house speaker nancy pelosi's office was churning out this fact sheet on john boehner, john boehner, john boehner, and his policy proposals that they thought would add $4.2 trillion to the deficit. democrats know that history over all is against them for this year's elections. the president's party always loses seats in the first election of a new president's first term. democrats also know that the strongest wind blowing against them right now is that the economy is really bad and voters vote against the party in power when the economy is bad. so they know they have to talk about the ec
a pro. >>> there's a way to do populism in politics. there's the way john is doing it in west virginia where he is the nominee for senate, his third try for the office. mr. racy is a really, really, really wealthy guy which is not so uncommon in west virginia, at least among united states senators. democrat jay rockefeller is, after all, a freaking rockefeller. think progress point to an interview that mr. racy gave a few days ago to politics daily writer matt lewis when asked about his background in business, he was handed his politician's chance to relate to joe the coal miner and he proceeded to blow that chance totally. >> tell us a little bit about you and your business experience and how you got here. >> well, i made my money the old-fashioned way, i inherited it. i hope more people have that opportunity as we abolish inheritance tax in this country. >> an old joke about the old-fashioned way with money but from his tone i think john raese meant it. >> i made my money the old-fashioned way. i inherited it. and i think that's a great thing to do. >> he's either the most dead pan m
opportunities relatively speaking in a state like west virginia or connecticut. delaware has become a fourth-tier target. she is in enough trouble with it would not give her a stage and a microphone and let the reasonable alternatives they have in west virginia say in a state that has turned very red. that seems like a better chance for them to get to 51 seats. >> you are referring to this news we just got current "wall street journal" reporting that the national republican senatorial committee that fonds senate candidates has not had very good luck with their chosen candidates. they do not plan to spend money on the delaware senate nominee, the 1 that caveat is that the note is that if o'donnell's position improves, they may reconsider its allocation of scarce resources. >> there are some polling that come out with a pulled that motivates their base at certain times. after any primary, you want to wait a week or two before you can't trust any poll that you see. you have such a compressed time frame in delaware. another reason why it may not be the best fight. they have not made any ground w
to falls church, virginia, to speak at one of these private home backyard events that he's been doing lately to connect with a relatively small audience. this one in virginia today, specifically zeroed in on what is happening roughly three hours from right now. which is that a big wave of changes is rolling into effect as a result of health reform being signed into law. those changes take effect at midnight. >> part of the affordable care act that we can implement right now. that will take effect tomorrow is the most important patients' bill of rights that we've ever seen in our history. number one, paul already mentioned the issue of lifetime limits. that is not going to be the rule anymore after tomorrow. number two, pre-existing conditions for children. children who have pre-existing conditions are going to be covered. number three, we're going to make sure that if young people don't have health insurance through their employer that they can stay on their parents' health insurance up to the age of 26. you're going to be able to make sure that the insurance company doesn't drop you
court judge declared the military's don't ask don't tell policy to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips warned the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. new ultrh has scent pearls that give you a whole week of freshness with just one wash. ♪ and from day 1 to day 7, ultra downy april fresh lets you climb in to more freshness than this other fabric softener. so why settle? get more. feel more. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we cam
in a state like west virginia or connecticut. not the first tier or second tier targets. delaware has become like a fourth tier target. we would rather not give her a stage and a microphone and let the others in a state that has turn very red, you have very popular incumbent governor running. that seem like the better chance now to get to 51 seats in the senate. >> you're referring to this news that we just got. "wall street journal" reporting that the national republican senatorial committee, the part of the republican party that funds senate candidates, that has not had very good luck with their chosen candidates and primaries so far, they do not plan to spend money on the delaware senate nominee christine o'donnell. the one caveat is that if o'donnell's position improves, the committee might reconsider its allocation of scarce resources. does that mean we should expect a lot of partisan polling going in there to try to justify -- >> there are some polling firms, i suppose original both sides who kind of reliably seem to have the base at certain time. i think after any primary, you want to
in virginia? is it a coincidence that they have picked the big unveiling the same day all these popular health care provisions went into effect? >> i'm not sure it's a coincidence or not. i think their timing actually was really pretty bad. because at the moment they were unveiling their pledge to america, president obama was speaking to the united nations and everyone was could have gone that live. they didn't even get live coverage for their big announcement. so i'm not sure i'm as in awe of their scheduling prowess as i am of the kind of political jiu-jitsu they're doing with health care. it's amazing. you're exactly right. because what they say, we want to get rid of this big government takeover but we want to put all the good stuff back in. of course, we don't want to fund it. but, you know, whatever. >> we want to get rid of the dreaded obama-care and put all of the components of obama-care back into effect. but we want to call them ours. >> right. because you like them. you like them. we know you like them. democrats don't know you like them, but we know you like them. >> it's amazing t
to see that widespread over north carolina or virginia right now on this current track. it will mostly be a coastal event, coastal beach erosion. there may be scattered power outages. if this continues on this track, and we're hoping it's making a north-northeasterly turn and running parallel to the coast and farther away, we will see minimal damage. again, it's still too early to tell. we've got to wait for it to continue to make that turn before it settles in. >> al, many thanks. appreciate your time and being out there in the weather for us. you can see al roker on the weather channel and obviously on the "today" show in the morning. >>> joining us now is the head of the federal emergency management agency, craig fugate. i know your time is precious right now. what is the latest that fema knows about hurricane earl? if you could update us on anything al didn't cover in terms of what areas you're expecting to potentially have a significant impact from this storm. >> i think he covered it. pretty much the outer banks of north carolina to nantucket and the outer banks in massachusetts.
-of-the-ticket republicans are running. pat toomey in pennsylvania, john raese in west virginia. rob portman in ohio, roy blunt in missouri, ron johnson in wisconsin. all running on privatizing social security. and this debbie halverson add is what it looks like when democrats run against that. you know what issue republicans are even more vulnerable on than they are on social security? abortion. you have to whisper the word because people get very nervous when you say the word abortion in an election year. but in a year when there is a huge gender gap in who is expected to vote and vote republican. and democrats can only compete if democratic women come out in november. you know want to know where republicans are most vulnerable on an oh my god look at the republican agenda ad, it's on the issue of abortion. the roster of republicans who have adopted this once unelectable now standard position of no abortion ever not even in cases of rape or insist continues to grow. nevada republican candidate sharron angle, alaskan republican candidate joe miller, rand paul, colorado republican candidate ken buck goes
that senator jim webb of virginia will vote with republicans on this, and that means majority leader harry reid and the democrats need least two republicans to help them repeal don't ask, don't tell. who might those republicans be? oft-mentioned possibilities are olympia snowe, susan collins, scott brown, and dick voinovich. two of those senators are from the same state, the state of maine. so that's why you had this event organized by the service member's legal defense network and the pop star about whom every continues to say, get her as a guest on your show, to which i continue to show, boy, i'd love to. >> i'm here because don't ask, don't tell is wrong. it's unjust and fundamentally, it is against all that we stand for as americans. in any workplace, there are tensions. there's even more possibility to have tension when you're fighting for your life. but i'm more concerned that john mccain and other republican senators are using homophobia as a defense in their argument, as the nexus of this law, openly gay soldiers affect unit cohesion. like, like it's okay to discriminate or discharge ga
as their fifth amendment rights to due process. judge virginia phillips also said she would issue an injunction to keep the government from enforcing what she ruled as a due process denying free speech-violating policy. the justice department has not yet said whether it will appeal the judge's decision. the justice department spokesman did say that lawyers are reviewing the ruling. as for the commander in chief, well, he didn't have to say anything about it today. president obama was not asked a single question about the ruling at today's press conference. which, frankly, i thought was weird. but the justice department may have for its part already tipped its cards a little bit on this issue. the justice department mounted a really, really, really bad defense in this case. so bad as to be almost nonexistent. we learned this today not from the justice department, but from are judge phillips in her 85-page decision. she noted on page 20 of that decision, quote, apart from the act itself and its legislative history, defendants, meaning the government, admitted to evidence, and produced no witnesse
to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips ruled the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct and deleterious effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing pure political emotion. phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we came across a jaw dropping speech by a republican candidate by a man named phil davidson. a speech that practically bled with raw gut churning passion that definitely could not have been faked. kent jones is here. he's seen it. the speech was rewarded with a victory. passio
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